mean cell hemoglobin


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mean cell hemoglobin (MCH)

an estimate of the mass of hemoglobin in an average erythrocyte, computed as the ratio of the hemoglobin concentration and the red blood cell count. The MCH reference interval is 28 to 32 picograms. See also hypochromic anemia, iron deficiency anemia.

mean cell hemoglobin

The hemoglobin content of the average RBC, usually expressed in picograms per red cell and calculated by multiplying the number of grams of hemoglobin/100 ml by 10 and dividing by the red cell count.
Synonym: mean corpuscular hemoglobin
See also: hemoglobin